From the Editor

In Her Shoes



Bob Capazzo

Walking a mile in the shoes of Donna Moffly is exhausting (business meetings, managing staff, social functions, developing, assigning and editing stories …). Being asked to fill those shoes is downright daunting. For twenty years, Donna has thrown her heart, soul and boundless energy into the pages of this magazine. What you hold in your hands is her creation. She has earned the respect of the community and her staff; moreover, she has earned their admiration. So when Donna decided it was time to concentrate on her role as editorial director of Moffly Publications and I was tapped to become the editor of Greenwich Magazine, I momentarily considered turning on my heel and making a run for it.

But what an opportunity I would have missed. This is the town where I spent my childhood — shopping the Avenue, swimming at Tod’s Point, skating at Dorothy Hamill rink, hitting tennis balls with Ivan Lendl on the new Greenwich Academy tennis courts — the list of memories goes on and on. And all these years later, I was being asked to head up the magazine that celebrates the place where these memories were made, a town that is truly unique and special. Of course, there’s the unparalleled beauty, celebrity residents and palatial estates that make Greenwich world famous, but I’m talking about the character of our slice of Fairfield County’s Gold Coast. Not the least of which is the passion and commitment of its residents to live life to the fullest while bettering the lives of others. These pages represent just that, in its many forms — elegant, eclectic, sophisticated, whimsical and charitable. This was the challenge of a lifetime, and the excitement quickly set in.

Big shoes to fill? You bet. And we’re off to a good start. In this issue you’ll notice a few additions. If you flip to the back page, you’ll see the latest incarnation of “Postscript,” an essay that will touch on some facet of life — big, small or in between — worth reflecting upon. And while the “From the Founders” department is new, the faces are certainly familiar. Here, every month Donna and Jack will sound off separately about hot topics and interesting issues or, as Donna does this month, give you a behind-the-scenes lookat the goings on here at the magazine.

There is no place like Greenwich and no people like those who live here. And I look forward to getting to know even more of you in the coming months. Please feel free to drop me a line with any thoughts or suggestions. Here’s to many wonderful things to come in ’08 and, of course, to a perfect fit.

 

Greenwich Agenda

  • The Many Faces of Multi Media

    2014.09.20
     @ Meli-Melo of Greenwich

    Dr. Julia Trebing, Director Creative Therapies in Stamford, CT exhibits her paintings at Meli-Melo Creperie & Juice Bar  during Sept...

  • Meet Author/Comedian Annabelle Gurwitch

    2014.10.19
     @ The Drawing Room

    The former co-host of Dinner and a Movie presents her new collection of essays about the hazards of approaching the half-century mark. Actress,...

  • YMCA of Greenwich Harvest Art Week

    2014.10.18
     @ YMCA of Greenwich

    YMCA of Greenwich Harvest Art Week October 18 - 26, 2014 Join us for a week-long celebration of local art! Showcasing established and emerging...

  • Exhibit Ira BARKOFF

    2014.10.11
     @ Canfin Gallery

    “The beauty of the physical world becomes a metaphor for the capacity of the spirit to reveal itself". Ira Barkoff Evocation of...

  • Nigh Season: New Paintings By David Konigsberg

    2014.09.13
     @ Kenise Barnes Fine Art

    Dates: September 13 – October 31, 2014 Opening Reception: September 13, 6 – 8:30 PM  Public Invited   NIGH...

  • Undulate: Paintings By Julie Gross and Margaret Neill

    2014.09.13
     @ Kenise Barnes Fine Art

    GALLERY II Dates: September 13 – October 31, 2014 Opening Reception: September 13, 6 – 8:30 PM Public Invited...

  • Parties at the JCC Center

    2014.09.02
     @ Stamford JCC

    A place to celebrate birthdays and special occasions. Be a guest at your own party! The JCC offers a wonderful space for you and your guests to...

  • SPLURGE Matches Scarf Donations for Cancer Patients

    2014.10.01
     @ SPLURGE

    SPLURGE and the Cancer Institute at Greenwich Hospital are partnering to bring comfort and encouragement to cancer patients.  From October...

  • Fine Dining at Crew to Benefit Child Guidance Center

    2014.10.20
     @ Crew Restaurant

    “I am a huge believer in giving back,” says Chris Geideman, Executive Chef and Owner at Crew in Greenwich. “As a community,...

  • Flower Power

    2014.10.08
     @ SM Home Gallery

    SM Home Gallery show featuring two Greenwich based artists: Margaret Bragg and Penny Putnam. The art show runs thorough November 22nd....

  • Financial Literacy 2-Day Lecture Presented by Bob Salomon at YMCA of Greenwich

    2014.10.21
     @ YMCA of Greenwich

    Making sense of the world of finance FREE and open to all *Participants should pick up a copy of the Wall Street Journal on Oct.22, as Bob...

  • Paint the Town Pink

    2014.10.21
     @ Lux Bond & Green

    Key to the Treasure Chest Indulge yourself at an elegant but fun event presented by Lux Bond & Green and Anne Fontaine Preview the newest...

  • Meet Nomi Eve, Author of Henna House

    2014.10.22

    An evocative and stirring novel about a young woman living in the fascinating and rarely portrayed community of Yemenite Jews of the mid-twentieth...

  • Susan G. Komen CT Educational Session at YMCA of Greenwich

    2014.10.22
     @ YMCA of Greenwich

    FREE AND OPEN TO THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY! Learn about the importance of early detection and screenings Meet the men and women whose work is...

  • Greenwich Chamber of Commerce Networking Event

    2014.10.23
     @ Delamar Hotel

    Greenwich Chamber of Commerce will hold its October After Six Networking event. All are invited to exchange business cards, enjoy appetizers and...

  • October After Six

    2014.10.23
     @ Delamar Hotel

    Join us for After Six Networking at the Delamar Hotel

  • Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams

    2014.10.23

    Athome Magazine celebrates Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams' fall collection with fabulous vignettes from some of your favorite A-List designers....

  • Oktoberfest 2014 Greenwich United Way

    2014.10.24
     @ Loading Dock

    Greenwich United Way’s sixth annual “Oktoberfest” fundraiser is set for Friday, October 24 at Stamford’s Loading...

  • The Food Network Open Casting Call for Home Cooks

    2014.10.25
     @ My Cooking Party

    FOOD NETWORK’S TOP CELEBRITY CHEFS ARE SCOURING THE NATION IN SEARCH OF AMAZING HOME COOKS! You’ve watched them on TV, bought their...

  • Greenwich Hospital Gala

    2014.10.25
     @ Greenwich Country Club

    It will be a Gala worthy of a doge when retiring Greenwich Hospital president and CEO, Frank A. Corvino, will be presented with the...


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